Yukon

Yukon is my first dog (as an adult) and I couldn’t have asked for a more special buddy. I adopted him from the local Humane Society in March of 2007 as an 8 month old gangly, goofy pup and he’s been my heart dog ever since. He might be just a plain black dog but he is bursting with personality and is just plain fun. He lives for frisbee, food and swimming!

RIP Buddy – 7/2006-5/6/2018

Mira

Mira is a nutty little Australian Shepherd that spent the first couple years of her life locked in a barn stall. I guess her original family didn’t research the breed as they locked her up because she was herding the neighbor’s horses (really, who’d have thunk it – a herding dog…herding). I adopted her in December of 2007 – she was a shell of a dog, scared of a lot of things. She still has a number of hangups but she’s now an insanely hyper dog, full of personality and impossible to keep up with. She keeps us all very busy, life would be quite dull without her! She has an intense obsession with all things round and can be found obsessively herding all of us around the house.

Cache

Cache is the spunky young Aussie addition to the Her On Wheels crew. Mira and I adopted him from a great family on June 6, 2018, a month to the day after we lost Yukon. He’s little, annoying and convinced he’s 80 lbs instead of 29 lbs. He already has a great start on his adventure dog career going on a multi state road trip, camping, backpacking adventure a week after he came to live with us. At 15 months old, he has a bit to work on to become a great dog citizen but I have a feeling he’s going to grow up to be an amazing adventure companion!

Me

Oh gosh, now for me…I’m a stubborn independent girl (err…woman, I guess I am 41) raised in rural Michigan. By day I’m a lab nerd, working in a mid-size hospital – as a  Microbiologist. By night (and weekend and time off), I’m a photography loving, fishing, hunting, outdoor junky with perpetually itchy feet.

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My aunt sent me a message yesterday to tell me she found something at the thrift store that would fit my little Cache man. I stopped after work, she found a XS Ruffwear Approach pack that looked like it had never been used for $1.99. I need to do a little more adjusting but surprisingly it fits (he’s 22” at the chest so on the border of sizes). Took him for a hike around the property when I got home, he’s ready to start carrying stuff!! #australianshepherd #dogsofinstagram #aussie #puppy #dog #dogstagram #aussiesofinstagram #dogs #australianshepherdworld #aussielove #aussiesdoingthings #australianshepherdsofinstagram #dogoftheday #cute #petsofinstagram #blacktri #backpackingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #ruffwear
New skates, fresh out of the skate oven! If I didn’t have to work this weekend, I’d be at one of the open skates for sure! #iceskating #skating #hockeyskates #bauer #yesifitintolittlekidskates
OMG, getting new hockey skates! This is a far cry from my cheap skates that didn’t fit all that well, heat molding?!?! #iceskates #iceskating #hockey #hockeyskates #fancy #bauer
Well, 2018 was a bit of a rough year. A year of loved ones lost, both two-legged and four-legged. But also a year of new adventures and new experiences. I didn’t keep up with documenting these adventures so I’ll be stepping back in time, via my less than active blog, to recap the excitement (and the pain) of this past year. Installment one is up, a recap of a spring backpacking trip Mira and I did to Pigeon River Country. Link in profile! #australianshepherd #dogsofinstagram #aussie #dog #dogstagram #aussiesofinstagram #dogs #australianshepherdworld #aussielove #aussiesdoingthings #australianshepherdsofinstagram #dogoftheday #petsofinstagram #backpacking #backpackingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #michigan #pigeonrivercountry #blog #roadsideamerica #roadsideoddities
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